Submitted by Bstandiford on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 17:42
Finally after the long winter it was time for the first outing of the year,and what a trip it was. Dana Seipp and I decided to head to the Loch because it would have the warmer water temps of the 3 reservoirs. Of course the wind made boat control an adventure with a 12 volt trolling motor!!! And to top it off I left my trusty soft plastic worms at home! Dana started the day with the first 3 bass including a solid 4 pounder. I started with a pickerel then caught a monster Carp on a jerk bait! I thought I had a state record smallmouth! After both of us catching quality bass all morning,I decided to try a crank-bait and on the second cast WHAM! Giant carp that is,tail hooked and what a fight!!! Ok now back to fishing. Head into another cove and Bang here we go again another big fish!! This time it was a Bass, a 6 pounder at that!! What a day! Total for the day 19 bass ( best 8 solid 26lbs) 40+ chain pickerel and two giant carp!!! Definitely a fun day on the water plus the boat ran great as well!! Worms who needs em anyway.
Submitted by Bstandiford on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:45
I have been watching a pair of Bald Eagles nesting near lake Codorus for several weeks now on HDontap.com and what I have seen is nothing short of amazing! The way these majestic birds protect their eggs does remind me how our service men and women protect us! I have witnessed the eagle on the nest with wings outstretched completely covered in snow to keep the nest cavity dry. I have also watched how they walk ( talons closed) around the eggs to keep from accidentally breaking them. The first eaglet has hatched today and the Mate has brought several fish already.Now I know why the Bald Eagle was chosen as our national symbol and it does make me proud to be an American!! So "Thank You"to all of the service men and women who make it possible to enjoy " Freedom"
Submitted by Bstandiford on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:07
It looks like we could be on Loch Raven first this year. Is anyone fishing anywhere yet? Just hearing fish stories could help cure the cabin fever. Have you caught your first fish of 2015? I have everything ready to go and already have spent my tackle budget for the year LOL. Maybe our first tournament will be "Ice Breaker." Hopefully I will be fishing soon!
Submitted by Bstandiford on Sun, 01/18/2015 - 14:19
.Ian and I drove up to their "Bass Fest" and it was well worth the trip!! In addition to all the top brand tackle they have, they also had seminars from some of the top pro's. Thanks to Joe Sancho who talked about the mental aspect of fishing and fish positioning for the tidal fisherman. Also thanks to David Fritts who convinced me to make crank baits more of a staple in my tournament plan! The most impressive thing was these guys enjoy teaching us to be better fisherman! Also due to the smaller seminar area,it was more like a classroom as opposed to a auditorium setting. Another thing I learned is how much these guys are just like us and that was also refreshing to see!! I also have to thank their knowledgeable staff for helping with questions I had. And thanks to Bill McDermott for taking extra time to help me with my purchases!! This is definitely a trip I'll make next year!!!
Submitted by Bstandiford on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 06:43
Now that the holidays are behind us and the Ravens season is over, it's time to focus on the 2015 fishing season!!! This is when the cabin fever can creep in. My first step to help deal with this was to bring all tackle + rods&reels inside where it is warm so I can inventory and organize as well as check condition of such items. Now when I make the rounds at the tackle stores I'll know exactly what I need or don't need! What are some of things that you are are doing to help deal with this tough time of year! Fishing? Working on boat? (Honey-do list---Naaah ) Spring is right around the corner, isn't it?